Ogres fall into the normal human size range although they tend to be tall and heavily built. They have blue, green or black facial masks, covering the area around the eyes and over the bridge of the nose. Occasionally they show a golden sheen to their skin. In addition to the facial masks, Al-Nisrae will often enhance their looks with scarification and tattoos. The designs are usually kept simple.
Ogres can have the hair colors and textures of any human race plus blues or greens. Most Ogres have at least one tusk and sometimes as many as four tusks. Members of the wealthy classes frequently have their tusks tipped in precious metals or have jewels inlaid. They usually wear their hair long, although it is frequently covered.
Ogre player characters must wear blue, green or black face make-up in the mask area. They may also have blue or green hair although this is not required. They must have at least one tusk or a good reason why they lost it. They should wear traditional Ogre dress or have a reason why they are dressed differently. Al-Nisrae may show tattooing or scarification.
When out in the desert heat, both male and female Al-Zamin wear loose fitting abas or caftans. The jebella, the heavy winter aba, is worn outdoors in the colder months. They are usually sashed at the waist. They wear head coverings, usually a turban or a keffiyeh held in place with an agal.
At home, or indoors, the men wear full, loose fitting pants, gathered at the ankles. They wear embroidered vests, with or without shirts or tunics. The women frequently add layers of veiling over their pants and are more likely to use lightweight, sheer fabrics. They frequently wear short halter type tops in place of a vest.
The types of fabric reflect the wealth of the wearer. Those who can afford it wear clothing made of expensive, ornate materials with embroidery and embellishment. Qabarian embroidery is renowned throughout the known world, relying heavily on threads containing dragon fibers. Even the poorest families try to have some ornate clothing for feast days.
Jewelry in both semi-precious and precious metals, including belts and anklets, often belled, are popular with all castes and both sexes. Dark blue stones, such as lapis and sodalite are considered good luck. Red and orange stones such as rubies, garnets, and carnelians are also very popular, believed to enhance the strength and courage of the wearer. Highly reflective pieces are highly valued. Mirrored jewelry items are worn by many. Fine dragon glass beads are sought after and jealously guarded.
Typical Al-Nisrae clothing is made from lightweight cotton fabrics dyed light colors. The men tend to wear blowsy pants with tunics, while the women are invariably found wearing skirts and halter type tops. During the colder months, they tend to wear layers instead of thicker garments. For headwear, they employ scarves or the traditional keffiyeh and agal.